Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

TALK: Feb 2 is approaching fast! Will the groundhog see his shadow or not? Will there be more winter or an early spring?

READ: Books

Groundhog Day By Lisa M. Herrington
Groundhog Day By Gail Gibbons
Grumpy Groundhog By Maureen Wright  
Substitute Groundhog By Pat Miller 
Gregory's Shadow By Don Freeman
Groundhog Weather School By Joan Holub 

Groundhog Day (Robin Hill School) By  Margaret McNamara
Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox By Susan Blackaby
Groundhog's Day off By Robb Pearlman
Will Spring be early or Will Spring be Late By Crockett Johnson
Groundhog's Runaway Shadow By David Biedrzycki
Wake Up Groundhog By Susan Korman 
Double Trouble Groundhog Day By Bethany Roberts 
Groundhog's Dilemma By Kristen Remenar 
Groundhog Stays Up Late By Margery Cuyler
Ten Grouchy Groundhogs By Kathryn Heling 
Who Will See Their Shadows This Year By Jerry Pallotta
Go To Sleep Groundhog By Judy Cox 
It's Groundhog Day By Steven Kroll
Groundhog Day By Betsy Lewin
Punxsutawney Phyllis By Susanna Leonard Hill
Geoffrey Groundghog Predicts the Weather By Bruce Koscielniak
Groundhug Day By Anne Marie Pace
The Groundhog Day Book of Facts and Fun By Wendie C Old 
 Gretchen Groundhog It's Your Day By Abby Levine 


Groundhog’s Day, I looked around,
Saw my shadow on the ground
Yes I saw my shadow, when I took a peek
That means winter 6 more weeks!

Credit: Perpetual Preschool

Tune to: (I’m a little Teapot)

I’m a little groundhog round and plump
Here is my shadow here is my rump
Oh I’m a little groundhog short and plump
I see my shadow I see my rump.
Credit: Perpetual Preschool

I’m A Little Groundhog (sung to I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little groundhog, furry and brown,
See me pop while I look around,
If I see my shadow, down I’ll go

Six more weeks of winter, oh no!

Credit: Perpetual Preschool

Ten Little Groundhogs-- Tune- Ten Little Indians 

One little, two little Three little groundhogs. Four little, five little Six little groundhogs. Seven little, eight little Nine little groundhogs. Ten Little groundhogs sleeping under the ground.
Credit: Perpetual Preschool


Groundhog craft 

Paper Bag Groundhog Puppet 

Pattern Cards Free Printable Groundhogs 

Groundhog Day Graphing Activity 

Groundhog Day Shadow Matching Activity 

Groundhog Day Preschool Fun Pack FREE

Groundhog Day Emergent Reader FREE Printable 

Groundhog Finger puppet Template 
picture credit pinterest and houseingaforest.com

Groundhog Printable Flashcards Alphabet

Friday, January 19, 2018

Penguins Theme

Penguins Theme 

Talk about penguins.

  Where do they live? What colors
are they?
 How do they move around? 

Jan. 20 is Penguin Awareness Day!



READ: Share books about penguins!

Playful little Penguins by Tony Mitton

Penguins 1,2,3 by Kevin Schafer
Penguins A,B,C by Kevin Schafer 
Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere by Bob Barner
Tacky The Penguin By Helen Lester
Penguin and Pine cone: A Friendship Story By Salina Yoon
Penguin In Love By Salina Yoon
Penguin's Big Adventure By Salina Yoon
Penguin and Pumpkin By Salina Yoon
Penguin's Christmas Wish By Salina Yoon
Penguin on Vacation By Salina Yoon
How Do Penguins Play? By Diane Muldrow
A Penguin's Story By Antoinette Portis
Pink By Lynne Rickards
Five Little Penguins Slipping on Ice By Steve Metzger
Penguins’s Snowy Day By Salina Yoon
One Snowy Day By Tammi Salzano
Penguin By Polly Dunbar 
Snow Penguin By Tony Mitton

Ten Playful Penguins By Erica Maese

Ten Playful Penguins By Emily Ford

Penguins By Liz Pichon

Your Personal Penguin By Sandra Boynton 

Penguins Say Please! By Michael Dahl 


Have your children waddle like penguins over pretend ice, holding out their arms as they go.
Encourage them to slip and slide on the ice, as well.

This activity is a Penguin version of the “Hokey Pokey”

Have your children stand in a circle and do the actions to the song as you sing.
You put your right wing in, you take your right wing out,
You put your right wing in and you waddle all about.
You do the Penguin Waddle and you turn yourself around.
And that’s what it’s all about!
Continue singing about other body parts, such as; left wing, right foot, left foot, and head.


Tune:  “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”
Little penguins, black and white
On the ice, what a sight!
See them waddle, see them glide.
Watch them as they slip and slide.
Little penguins, black and white
On the ice, what a sight!
Little penguins, black and white
On the ice, what a sight!
See them dive in the water blue,
See them catch a fish or two.
Little penguins, black and white
On the ice, what a sight!

I’M A LITTLE PENGUIN credit: Preschool express
Jean Warren
Tune:  “I’m A Little Teapot”
I’m a little penguin short and stout.
I flap my wings and waddle about.
I wear a coat that’s black as night.
But my big tummy is soft and white.
I’m a little penguin black and white.
I like to waddle across the ice.
When I reach the water, I dive right in.
I hunt for fish, as I swim, swim, swim.

General Songs and Music from CD's:

  If your happy and you know it (intro song)

Head and shoulders knees and toes

I took a bath in a washing machine #4 Jim Gill CD (use colorful scarves)

Toe leg knee song from green Jim Gill CD

The Tempo marches on with egg shakers from Orange Jim Gill CD

Silly Dance Contest #8 Jim Gill Cd (use scarves again if you wish)

ABC song (use egg shakers)

#2 Hands are for clapping Song Yellow Jim Gill CD


Preschool Penguin Activities (great free printables but must sign up for her website FREE first)